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Rafael Cruz Rodriguez

January 1, 1934 ~ January 27, 2021 (age 87)


Rafael Cruz Rodriguez, 87, of Mechanicsburg, PA died Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at home surrounded by family. He was born in Puerto Rico on January 1, 1934 to the late Ramon Cruz Lopez and Carpia Rodriguez Cardova.

Rafael was retired from Capital Products and Cumberland Valley School District. He enjoyed gardening, watching baseball and football, and especially spending time with family.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jean Rodriguez; daughter, Tina Dolin and husband Curt; son, John Rodriguez and wife Cathy; four grandchildren, Corey, Trevor, Aaron-Nicole and Adrian; and one great-grandson, Ronan. Also surviving are siblings, Angela Cruz, Virginia Cruz, and Jose Cruz.

A celebration of life will be held after the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted. Any contributions in honor of Rafael may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, P.O. Box 50, Memphis, TN 38101-9929 or Mechanicsburg Brethren in Christ Church, 1050 S. York St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

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